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Windows 7: Stop windows explorer remembering locations?

31 Mar 2010   #1
srynznfyra

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Stop windows explorer remembering locations?

Hi
I'd like to make it so windows explorer (not IE, I'm talking about the file browser) doesn't show suggestions when entering locations in the address bar. For example, when entering C: in the address bar, all the most recent locations are listed (for convenience I guess). Let's just say that this convenience could become a big inconvenience...lol

cheers


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31 Mar 2010   #2
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Hi, I spent ages looking for an answer to this but I simply can't find one (mainly because Google seams to think Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer are the same thing).

However I have found a possible work around.
The following thread details how to clear Windows Explorer history Clear Windows Explorer history in Windows 7 - How to , it recommends using CCleaner available from CCleaner - Home
Hope this is of use.

There must be a way to permanently disable this, I will keep looking.

Oli
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31 Mar 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

CCleaner is great and I have suggested its use many times, but do not think it is good if used continually. It does affect registry and is powerful, be careful.
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31 Mar 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Here is an alternative method, but it, too involes the registry. Back up registry and make restore point before trying

Clear Explorer Search History in Windows 7
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31 Mar 2010   #5
srynznfyra

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Hi, I spent ages looking for an answer to this but I simply can't find one (mainly because Google seams to think Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer are the same thing).

However I have found a possible work around.
The following thread details how to clear Windows Explorer history Clear Windows Explorer history in Windows 7 - How to , it recommends using CCleaner available from CCleaner - Home
Hope this is of use.

There must be a way to permanently disable this, I will keep looking.

Oli
Thanks very much for trying to help

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Here is an alternative method, but it, too involes the registry. Back up registry and make restore point before trying

Clear Explorer Search History in Windows 7
Cool, I don't mind fiddling with the registry (after all I manage my own CLI based Linux server ). Also I do have CCleaner installed, and noticed its capability of deleting the explorer history soon after I posted this, but I'm looking for a way of making it so it doesn't remember it in the first place.

Thanks guys
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31 Mar 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Thanks for the smiley and appreciating
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31 Mar 2010   #7
srynznfyra

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Thanks for the smiley and appreciating
that's ok
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